Ngaio marsh house & heritage trust


Her home, which has been enlarged over the years, was built when Ngaio was just ten, and was designed by leading Christchurch architect Samuel Hurst Seager. Visitors to this unique property can gain an understanding of her life and work as well as a captivating insight into her private world.

Discover the family treasures and antiques she collected from around the world, see where her most famous works were composed, and imagine the elegant parties in the Long Room. Her home remains much as she left it, as if she has simply stepped out momentarily and will soon return to take up her Waterman pen with its distinctive green ink. A relatively unknown aspect of her life was her interest in painting. The house contains several examples which illustrate her talent.

If you are a fan of Ngaio Marsh's crime fiction, have a love of Shakespeare, or an interest in the development of New Zealand art between the wars, a visit to the house is a must. If you know nothing of this remarkable lady's life and works you will find a visit to the house equally rewarding.



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    The trust was set up to support the preservation and promotion of the home of Dame Ngaio Marsh.
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